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About Glacier Air

History

Glacier Air has a long and proud history in West Coast aviation. We have been pioneeering mountain flying in BC since 1974.

Glacier Air from the air

Glacier Air started operating wheel and ski planes from the Squamish Airport in 1974, providing air support for the fisheries, forestry, and mining industries. During the late 70’s and 80’s, Air Alps Ltd., as we were known then, also offered flight training for enthusiastic new pilots. Eventually the unique capabilities of ski-planes to provide fast, economical and safe access to remote glaciers caught on amongst the mountaineering community and became a popular way to travel.

In 1999, Glacier Air added helicopter flight operations to keep up with the changing tourism and aviation industry and phased out the ski-plane operations.

In 2002, Ms. Colette Morin, an enthusiastic mountain pilot took over the operations of Glacier Air. In 2004, Glacier Air partnered with Omega Aviation to provide helicopter services between the Squamish Airport and Vancouver International Airport. Together, Glacier Air and Blackcomb Aviation (formerly Omega Aviation) are available to offer an extensive range of aircraft which can accommodate any tour or charter request.

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